One of the world’s most famous and well-attended festivals, Oktoberfest has become synonymous with Munich. As many as 6 million people flock to the Bavarian city every year to join in what can only be described as the Beer festival to end all Beer festivals! Oktoberfest originated as far back as 1810 – October 18th […]
Festivals in Europe - A Visitor's GuideWhen you think of Festivals in Europe what´s the first event that springs to mind? When I considered this question my first thoughts were the beer festival (Oktoberfest) in Munich and the bullrunning in Pamplona. These are two massive events attracting visitors from all over the globe but this might not be everyone's idea of a festival. For many young (and not so young) people a festival refers almost exclusively to the multitude of enormous music festivals taking place across the continent. Older, or dare I say maturer, festival goers might perceive of the question in terms of classical music festivals together with theatre, opera, jazz, and film events. As the scope of my concept of festivals in Europe expands I realise that the countless sporting events taking place throughout Europe also deserve to be included.
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Many people’s idea of Finland in winter is of dark, cold snowy days when there is hardly any light at all. Many others love the idea of coming to Helsinki, this eternally cheerful little city, and enjoying the delights of the Christmas festive season – including the famous Helsinki Christmas markets. Christmas is a time […]
Many people are now taking the opportunity of enjoying a weekend break in the month leading up to Christmas by going across to Germany and enjoying the unmistakable atmosphere of their traditional Christmas Markets. To be found in not only the biggest cities but also in small market towns and tiny hamlets, the German Christmas […]
To really experience life, everyone ought to spend at least one Hogmanay in Edinburgh. Nowadays, London and other British cities, as well as those in mainland Europe, make much more of an effort to ‘see in’ the New Year but, ask anyone who has been there, and they will tell you that there’s nowhere else […]